Ugly Holiday Sweater: A Christmas Story Style

The holidays are full of parties and festivities, but it is almost inevitable that at some point you will either be invited to and/or attend an "Ugly Holiday Sweater" party! Well, I received our invitation just a few weeks ago, and I was ready this year! Idea in hand! Instead of just buying (or crafting) [...]

Gift Wrap Wonderland

The sales have happened, so have the purchases, now onto the fun part, wrapping it!   One of my favorite days of the year is when I take a day, and head to Container Store to shop their gift wrap.   Of course I preview it online the day it comes out, and get an [...]

K&C’s Favorite Shop Small Saturday Spots

It is so nice to sit in the comfort of your own home....in your pajamas....possibly with a glass of wine.....and order everything on your Christmas list online! BUT, there is something to be said about shopping in local stores! You get to be in the Christmas spirit...literally! The smells, the sounds, the decorations! It is [...]

De-Stress With These Services

  The holidays are fun and joyful and then busy and chaotic and crazy and eventually....stressful! Few people get through the holidays unscathed, but it certainly doesn't have to be that way....if you let go a little! We turn a lot to meditation, exercise, yoga, and prayer to keep our stress levels low, and we [...]

Holiday Cards: That’s a Wrap!

I love the holidays and one of my favorite parts is going to the mailbox everyday to receive holiday cards, as opposed to bills and junk mail.    Once I get them, I can't wait to open them and see who the sender is and hang them up in my home!    I hang them on burlap twine, with [...]

It’s Lovely To Make Your Acquaintance

Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it's not luxury. - Coco Chanel Real women. Real mamas. Real life. Welcome to koko&chantelle! We are so excited to have you here! Let's get to know each other! For our friendship, it all began over ten years ago when we were both Assistant Buyers at Neiman Marcus. We crossed paths [...]

Tea in the Taschen Library

Tea...check! Tiny savories...check! Mini desserts...check! Fascinators and champagne...ummm, yes, please!! This past weekend, I was treated to Tea in the Taschen Library in the Joule Hotel! It was a swanky delight and something that I would totally recommend! It is a small, intimate space that is surrounded by books by Taschen...art, architecture, design, photography, film, [...]

Easter in Photos

Shirt / Jeans / Shoes (similar here) / Necklace (similar here) / Bracelet (similar here) / Coffee Mug I love family time, and I love the holidays! BUT no holiday is more magnificent to me than Easter! Everything is blooming and green, and there is sunshine and rain, and new growth and new promise and new purpose! Everything is [...]

Bunny Bait!

There are so many treats and fun things to do at Easter, but I love some great bunny bait! So cute and simple....and it combines my favorite of sweet and savory! I made these treats last night for my little's school Easter party! Here's what you will need: Cheddar bunnies or goldfish Colored popcorn Pastel [...]